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as the comedian stephen colbert brought his fictionalized late-night tv character to an actual congressional hearing where he had been invited to testify about a single day he spent on a farm courtesy of the farm workers union. he was hardly the first celebrity to testify before congress, but nobody had seen anything quite like this before, and there's never been a climate quite like this one before. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebr
everybody back to work. martha: stephen moore, is an economic writer at the "wall street journal." good to see you. >> hi there. martha: a couple of things i take away from what austan goolsbee said, they try to manage down expectation and don't want to say things will get better when we have a long way to go. >> that's right, by the way, martha, i have known him several years and is a good economist but what he's disabilities of here is being honest, here. being honest about the repercussions of the stimulus bill, we probably are going to have a number of more months of 9%-plus unemployment, and, this, i think is an admission, at stimulus plan did not work. remember, we were promised an unemployment rate of less than 8% by now. martha: why they are backing away from specific numbers, because, the 8% number has hung around their shoulders in an unpleasant way and there's the august number, 9.6, the highest rate of 10% and nobody is feeling great at 9.6%, and, the stimulus package, there's still a lot of money left in that. a lot of folks wonder why can't we use the money for the new sti
. stephen bosworth is there to diuss the resumption of the six-party talks on north korea's nuclear program. they'll have talks in seoul, tokyo and beijing. >>> a massive manhunt is under way for 5 inmates who escaped from a prison in northern mexico. official says the prisoners used a ladder to escape. 44 corrections officers have been detained on suspion of corruption. the facility is located near the u.s. border. and one day after the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the head of the homeland secured department is weighing in on how u.s. security has improved since those attacks. janet napolitano said the u.s. is safer now. but she says there is no one10 100% guarante we the country wot be attacked again. and she adds the u.s. will never be totally immune from terror threats. >>> all right. how much is just enough when comes to financial happiness? and jacqui jeras will be joining me as well. to help answer that question. the chat room. >>> we'll soon get back to the news room. time for little chat room. these are some of the favorite topics that jacqui jeras and i like to talk about that we wi
. the good samaritan is identify as 26-year-old stephen pereira of titusville, florida. the main lesson of this incident, survivors is the important of stopping slave on the freeway. >> if you find yourself anyway situation where your car break down or you are involve in a ac you want to remain in your seattle vec and wait for methpersonnel to arrive on scene and tell you it's safe to exit your vehicle. >> reporter: three other people suffer minor injuries. ive was okay. at 6:00 tonight, the scene was completely cleared, a full 15 hours after the accident happened. in san mateo, i'm john saski, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> alameda police say they have no plead leids in the deadly shooting of a man in the northern part of that city. investigators were out on eagle avenue near webster interest searching the crime scene to clues to the hoped. when officer adride of on the 700 block on eagle before midnight they discovered a 35- year-old man with numerous gunshot wounds. along with no leads there are no suspect and no motive. investigator that investigators are aware. >>> in berkeley a woman e
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